#Psychology

Physical Exercise Is Actually Good For Your Brain, As Well As You Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech

We all know how important exercise is for maintaining our physical health, but new research suggests that it is equally as valuable for the wellbeing ...

Terrorism, Tragedy And The National Mood: How United Are We?

Helen Johnston | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Helen Johnston

We might have different ideas of national identity and what it means to be British but when it comes to suffering, maybe it's just basic humanity which unites us, regardless of which flag we live under.

Social Media And Mobile Tech: It Gets In Your Head

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Aaron Balick

Answer me this. Can you get through this entire article without checking your phone? Try it and see how far you get. At average reading speed it will take about five minutes. Can you go five minutes without checking your email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If not, you need to seriously ask yourself if your attachment to your social media is messing with your head and your relationships.

The Unusual Secret To Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage (Spoiler: It Involves Cute Animals)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you feel like your marriage is losing its spark, it may be time to look at some cute animals. Researchers from Florida State University have found ...

Panic Attack Symptoms Explained After Prince Harry Said His Heart 'Felt Like A Washing Machine'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Prince Harry has revealed he suffered from panic attacks following his mother’s death, encouraging others to seek support. The 32-year-old was spea...

Mum With Postnatal Anxiety Wants Others To Know They're Not Alone: Here's What You Need To Know About It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has opened up about experiencing postnatal anxiety to let other new parents know they’re not alone. Mel Watts, from Australia, who blogs at T...

How The Differences Keep A Relationship Together

Jen Barton | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to relationships, it’s easy to feel that like goes with like: people with similar interests, careers, backgrounds and life views are a...

The Arbitrary Nature Of Fear And Worry

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

My point here is that the chosen fear is arbitrary. The fear could be any one of a hundred possible 'worst case scenarios'. Yet the subconscious has settled on just the one, leaving the other 99 to chance, with a happy go lucky shrug of the shoulders. We dismiss the 99.

This May Explain Why You Have Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Contrary to popular belief, it could actually be your genetic makeup that is to blame for insomnia, not just lifestyle factors such as stress. This i...

Is Tending And Befriending The Antidote To Terrorism?

Anne Payne | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Anne Payne

Not only does tending and befriending each other give us the strength to deter threats and comfort each other through the pain of loss, it can also prevent people from becoming radicalised in the first place. Let's face it no-one is born a terrorist: it's a terrible path they come to, often to the great distress of their own relatives.

How The 'Discriminatory' Impact Of Social Care Affects One Woman And Her Father

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics

“Has it got any easier? The answer is no.” Nicola Steen’s 94-year-old father Alec was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 2006. She has not worked ful...

Creative Play: The Magic Of Make-Believe

Debbie Hulme | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Hulme

We all know that children have amazing imaginations, often surprising us with their ability to create and explore make-believe worlds. This isn't just a joy to watch, it's also a vital part of their cognitive development.

Reducing Anxiety After Terror Attacks

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Emotions are natural - terrorist acts like those seen in the UK recently, are designed to cause emotional reactions and make us feel anxious in our daily lives. Acknowledge the emotions you feel, they are normal, they should fade in time. Don't be afraid of telling others how it made you feel - support networks are one of the biggest factors in supporting our mental wellbeing.

Don't Let Your DNA Get You Down

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

It turns out that our DNA is not fixed in the way we thought it was. That there is a much greater variation in the way it effects our lives. Our DNA is handed to us from our parents, yes, but it is in itself a varying thing that responds to its environment and therefore, possibly, in the decisions and actions we make.

'If I Were Prime Minister...’ Watford Voters Tell HuffPost UK Their Priorities

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Politics

As part of our Beyond Brexit series, we asked voters in Watford what they would do if they were prime minister. In the wake of the row over Conservati...

Acting After Illness #9 Opportunity

David King | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
David King

Through your own thinking you can close the doors on opportunity and opportunities to make your life better and the lives of others too.

How To Talk To Children About Traumatic Events In The News: Five Top Tips

Lucy Maddox | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Maddox

The horrific recent bombing at the Manchester Arena might mean you are seeking help or support about how to talk to children in your life about highly traumatic events. Here are five top tips.

The Science And Psychology Behind Why We Can't Resist Snacks

Sophie Morgan | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

I watched as a potato was dropped onto the production line and just 14 minutes later it emerged as a bag of crisps. It was still warm! And they take a picture of every single crisp before it goes into the bags. Any crisp that isn't perfect is removed. This is an industry that has perfected the art of making us come back for more.

Your Psychology Is Costing You Money: Here's How To Fight Back

Thomas Church | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

We need to be critical of our feelings and especially what we imagine them to be in the future, in the context of buying things. Most money saving experts talk about cutting down to save money. They fail to understand why we want it in the first place.

Suicide Study: Another Reasons To Ban Precarious Employment?

Anne Payne | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Anne Payne

Suicide is now the leading cause of death in adults under 50 in England, and the main cause of death among young people aged 20-34 across the UK and I...

Exercising Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech

The evidence is clear, exercising can actually protect the human brain from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Alzheimer’s is the most...

No Bigger Compliment: When People Praise Your Children's Behaviour

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents

However much you love your children, parenting can sometimes feel like a bit of a slog - so it’s lovely when people compliment your kids’ kindness...

It's a myth that humans' sense of smell is inferior to that of other animals – here's why

The Conversation UK | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Conventional wisdom has it that humans have a poorer sense of smell than most other animals. Sure, we can smell - most of us appreciate the aroma of our morning coffee or a delightful fragrance, and we're able to detect burning toast or a gas leak. But we have nonetheless long been thought to be relative weaklings in the animal kingdom's league of olfactory excellence, which puts dogs and rodents near the top.

Surviving Or Thriving - Mental Health Awareness Week

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

All too often life can feel like a competition to see who is the busiest. Our lives are filled with rushing, stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It's all about just getting through each day, ignoring tiredness and powering through. We're less in tune with our bodies and minds and there's little time left over to simply 'be'.

Parenting: Have You Taken On The Wrong Job Description?

Michelle McHale | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

We can't protect our children from sadness any more than we can from joy. If we can love our children through all their moods, free of anxiety and responsibility-weary guilt, maybe we can become powerful models of self-acceptance and trust.